Environmental Protection Specialist Salary

Earnings for Environmental Protection Specialists in the United States come in at around $61K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$43,066 - $109,101
MEDIAN: $60,879

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$43,066 - $109,101  
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$43,302 - $110,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist

Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.


Environmental Protection Specialist Tasks

  • Respond to complaints and violations of environmental health regulations.
  • Make environmental standard and ensure compliance through audits or inspections.
  • Advise and train personnel on environmental standards and procedures.
  • Collect, analyze, and report environmental data, communicating environmental impact and prevention methods internally and externally.
  • Prepare, process, and review environmental permits and licenses.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Environmental Protection Specialists. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $54K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $63K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $71K in this role. Environmental Protection Specialists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $98K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


40 %
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%